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Chapter 23

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you go to that party,” said Marilla, “Bring sharp and shrewish in her very relief. “Bring her in here, Mr. Barry, and lay her on the sofa. Mercy me, the child has gone and fainted.”

It was quite true. Overcome by the pain of her injury Anne had one more of her wishes granted to her. She had fainted dead away.

Matthew, hastily summoned from the harvest field, was straightway despatched for the doctor, who in due time came, to discover that the injury was more serious than they had supposed. Anne’s ankle was broken.

That night, when Marilla went up to the east gable, where a white-faced girl was lying, a plaintive voice greeted her from the bed.

“Aren’t you very sorry for me, Marilla?”

“It was your own fault,” said Marilla, twitching down the blind and lighting a


"422": The original page number was in the 200s. Was this page (along with some of the pages to follow) moved here? Recopied?


"She had fainted dead away": In Chapter 13 [Note B7], Anne said she'd "love to be able to faint...It's so romantic."